SESSION B: Lightning Talks at the Decentralized Web Summit Meet-up day at the Internet Archive. Facilitated by Greg McMullen.
Matthew Hodgson Matrix
Matrix.org is a non-profit FOSS project that defines an ecosystem for open decentralised interoperable real-time comms: persisting conversations in distributed Merkel DAGs to ensure they are owned by their participants and never trapped in proprietary silos. https://matrix.org
Lauren Garcia LevelNews.org
Media consolidation, technology and Surveillance Capitalism have teamed up on the web to create an Orwellian ecosystem in which journalism as an impactful fourth estate is withering. How did we get here? How have we as technologists contributed to this problem? How can we help journalism get back on track? http://levelnews.org http://blog.levelnews.org
Ryan Barrett IndieWeb
Social networking is hugely powerful, but centralized into silos and monocultures. The IndieWeb is a lightweight alternative that lets us do the same things - follow, comment, like, repost, tag people in photos, RSVP to events - between our independent personal web sites, on any CMS or even static site generators. It also interoperates seamlessly with the mainstream social networks. I'll give a quick intro, a live demo, and answer questions. http://indiewebcamp.com/
Primavera De Filippi Backfeed/COALA
Primavera de Filippi will introduce Backfeed, a decentralized protocol using blockchain technologies to facilitate group collaboration and cooperation, without the need for a centralized authority. At the protocol's core lies a unique peer-to-peer system that evaluates individual contributions made to a community and distributes rewards. Backfeed aims to make launching decentralized applications (DApps) or decentralized collaborative organizations (DCOs) as easy as launching a website is today.
Joel Dietz Decentralized Autonomous Society
Investigate what is possible in the realm of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. How can they be used to protect public goods? To protect individual freedoms? To allow distributed interests to protect themselves? To allow new types of economic incentives? Joel Dietz answers all of these questions and more.
Galen Wolfe-Pauly Urbit
Your Urbit is a personal server: a general-purpose computer built to run your apps, store your data and manage your connected devices. Each Urbit is a part of a global, decentralized network where address space is cryptographic property. You own your Urbit like bitcoin and control it like your PC. We'll take a very quick tour of the Urbit stack and what it's designed to accomplish in a brief talk. Then, in a workshop, we'll step through some demos: self-hosted publishing and wrangling your existing services with APIs. http://urbit.org
Tamas Kocsis ZeroNet
ZeroNet allows you to create decentralized, P2P and real-time updated websites using Bitcoin's cryptography and the BitTorrent network. The project currently offers a P2P synchronized SQL database, anonymity by the Tor network and you can also browse the visited websites without internet connection. www.zeronet.io
David Dias Protocol Labs/IPFS
libp2p is a modular network stack designed to overcome the networking challenges faced by peer-to-peer applications. libp2p is the networking library of IPFS. Many other projects have come together to collaborate on libp2p, as it solves difficult networking challenges for everyone, and creates interoperable protocols. Our goal at the Decentralized Web Summit is to increase the collaboration between all these peer-to-peer, distributed protocols. libp2p is a fantastic vector for collaboration. https://github.com/ipfs/specs/blob/master/libp2p/
Dr. Gavin Wood Ethereum
Ethcore announced its flagship blockchain technology suite, Parity: a fully compliant Ethereum client built for the IoT/enterprise environment, written in Rust language. Ethcore combines open standards, cutting-edge technologies, the best practices of software development and in-house expertise to create a low-footprint, high-performance, secure and modular technology set: the first in a series of releases which will usher in various optimisations to make the Ethereum protocol more relevant. https://ethcore.io/parity.html
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